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That does look close.  Mine just hit either side with same shroud.  I flipped the hinges  like Robert M said and that made the distance between the greater and they no longer hit. Mine are mounted at edge of the rain shield.  I also put them on outside of hinges which gave another 1" distance between 2 hinges.  I think only shroud that is lower might be a puma shroud.

Mine is mounted completely opposite from the build manual.  (It says plastic mounting bracket - mine are steel).

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If you're going to put a round 36hp shroud on the engine- consider the 1 with the doghouse (for the late model offset oil cooler) on the backside-

https://www.cip1.ca/ProductDet...ode=ACC%2DC10%2D5987

Note that in the product description it states it is the doghouse unit and also uses the wider (more cfm) late fan.

Hope this helps.  Al

PS- and before you mount the hinges- drill some holes in them- it'll look bitch'n!

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I took the body off today to fire up the engine and do some work on the pan. I will send pictures when I put it back on. The body was never fastened and a lot of the preparation of the pan was not very good and for some reason the pan was shortened forward of the emergency brake instead of at the rear of the pan and then thy moved the shifter towards the rear of the emergency brake but its to far aft. So some welding and move the shifter and maybe make the emergency brake go away and use a line lock. Will send pictures of my mess and then some when the body is ready to go on. The cutout on your engine lid is different then mine and allows the hingers to be far enough apart to not hit the fan shroud, so some glass work to extend the mounting area for the hinges outward. Thanks for the picture it helps explain why I have interference problems.

bp
@DannyP posted:

Don't use a line lock, it's not reliable. It's also cheesy and kit-car-shade-tree at its worst.

It's also not a legal parking brake in many states.

I agree with Danny- the mechanical brake system is there for a reason, and just because the lawmakers in some states didn't have the common sense (I want to say more but I'm biting my tongue here) to require a working emergency/parking brake (like pretty much everywhere else on this planet) doesn't mean you should just eliminate it.  It's a safety thing.

A linelock is installed in the front brake system for doing burnouts.

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The massive steel sub-frame seems standard on FF/CMC since their start using the original IM tooling.  Believe some kits were sold with the sub-frame not installed (rivetted and bonded) to the fiberglass body.  The early build manual shows attaching the separate sub frame to the VW pan and then adding the body to it.  You can buy just the fiberglass (and just the sub-frame) from Kit-Man or Rusty Tubs (if they still exist?).  Without the sub-frame, I'd think you'd get twisting and cracking of the fiberglass body.  I guess for a race/drag car it would be fine. I would think you'd need a jig to produce the sub-frame.  I know of no measurements for the sub-frame.  I guess you could do it.

I have a dune buggy with no sub-frame (most don't have one) - it has no doors to hang or even open nor much body overhang at either end.

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As I backtrack I am just checking everything. The build manual says four tabs on the subframe to attach to the shock towers and I have two. Starting with an engine lid that comes close to the fan shroud and won’t close with the hinges installed (my inside engine lid openings my be to large forcing the hinges inward)

I need to make sure that all previous work is at least located correctly. The body has never been mounted to the subframe.



bp
Thanks, the for tabs (one is for the old battery ground and the four holes on the front crossmember all align so at least the pan is the correct length. Removing the sub-frame now and an going to replace the floors and move the emergency brake and shifter. The manual calls for moving them back about 3” anyway so I will place them at those locations.

Thanks for your help, I feel better about restarting this failed project now.



bp

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